Wildflower Hill by Kimberley FreemanWildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman

Wildflower Hill

byKimberley Freeman

Paperback | August 23, 2011

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Hailed by bestselling author Kate Morton as “a gorgeous story of family and secrets and the redemptive power of love,” Wildflower Hill is s compelling and romantic novel spanning three generations and half the world, from modern day London to Australia in the 1930s.

Emma is a prima ballerina in London and at a crossroads after an injured knee ruins her career. When she learns of her grandmother Beattie’s death, and her own strange inheritance—an isolated sheep station in rural Australia—Emma is certain she has been saddled with an irritating burden. But when she returns to Australia, forced to rest her body and confront her life, she realizes that she had been using fame as a substitute for love and fulfillment.

Beattie also found herself at a crossroads as a young woman, but she was pregnant and unwed. She eventually found success—but only after following an unconventional path that was often dangerous and heartbreaking. Beattie knew the lessons she learned in life would be important to Emma one day, and she wanted to make sure Emma’s heart remained open to love, no matter what life brought. She knew the magic of the Australian wilderness would show Emma the way.

Wildflower Hill is a compelling, atmospheric, and romantic novel about taking risks, starting again, and believing in yourself. It’s about finding out what you really want and discovering that the answer might be not at all what you’d expect.
Kimberley Freeman is a pseudonym for Kim Wilkins. She is an Australian romance author. She was born in 1970 in Australian. She writes general women's fiction as Kimberley Freeman. She made the finalist list for the Aurealis Awards in 2014 with her title Daughters of the Storm. As Kim Wilkins she is the author of several mass-market nov...
Title:Wildflower HillFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1.4 inPublished:August 23, 2011Publisher:TouchstoneLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1451623496

ISBN - 13:9781451623499

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This is most likely one of my favourite novels of all time. It is a remarkable novel on the struggles along with the multiple dynamics of life, which are not always fair. Beattie's character is admirable and shows a great deal of female empowerment. Overall, a great easy read that will definitely keep you up at night.
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Didn't put it down until it was done. Beautiful story. Easy read. I wanted more.
Date published: 2015-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read I enjoyed this book much more than I expected to. It is several years since I've read this book but still remember it and how enthralled I was in it. I am now seeking out more of her books to read. A good enjoyable read.
Date published: 2015-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read This was an excellent read!!!
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A breathtaking novel of epic proportions So when I found this book in one of the used bookstores I've always visiting for $2.95 in mint condition I had to by it and I had even completely forgotten that it had been on my Goodreads TBR shelf for almost 6 months. I really had no intention of reading it the other day but I've been having a problem with focusing on my books so I picked it up on a whim and before I knew it I was 100 pages in and then of course life got in the way just as the book was really starting to go somewhere. By the time I was able to pick it up again it was around 10 p.m.. I finished it by 2 a.m. I just couldn't put it down. The book was actually a lot different than I thought it would be. I knew going into it just by reading the summary that the book was a sort of family saga but I wasn't expecting it to be quite like this one and I mean that in the best of ways. I became very attached to Beattie's (Emma's grandmother) character. In fact she turned out to be my favourite character over all in the book. Her resilience, determination and spirit were what made me love her character so much. Despite the twisted life that fate handed her she was able to rise above it. I loved how the book too us from the streets of Glasgow to halfway across the world in Tasmania on Beattie's journey. The evolution of her character throughout the book seemed so real. She went from being a victim of circumstance to taking charge of her life even when she had to face the cruelest of heartbreaks. Throughout the novel I felt as if I were there along side Beattie watching her grow and change, deal with happiness and extreme sadness and every time something horrible happened to her I would sort of feel my own heart breaking with hers. However, on the other hand of the spectrum is Emma. Beatti's prima ballerina granddaughter. I wasn't exceptionally fond of her character because Emma is one of those women who has to have everything about them. You know the type, those who when life finally catches up to them and they have to be like the rest of us mortal women turns inward and just whines. Yep, that's Emma. The thing is though eventually Emma gets past a lot of her selfish tendencies and she turns a new leaf and suddenly...when you're reading her parts of the book you start to like her a little more because you can see a bit of the gumption that aided her grandmother so much in her life shine through in her. As you can probably guess I really loved this book. I haven't read a book that makes my heart physically ache for the characters in some time. It was wonderful that Kimberley Freeman had such talent that she was able to draw me into the book in such a way that it was as if I was experiencing every ounce of emotion in her book. I for one cannot wait to add more books by this author to my collection. If you're looking for a novel to transport you to a different time and place this is the one for you. The way that the author was able to construct such an authentic tale of life in Tasmania in the early 1930's for Beattie's part of the novel was amazing and the fact that the book switched from hers to Emma's point of view so seamlessly made this an amazingly moving read. If you want something that makes you think, make your heartbreak and then build it back up again I highly suggest trying this novel. It's one that I will never forget and one that I plan on reading over and over again. If you love historical fiction please give this a try. The author is so talented I can't imagine anyone not loving this book.
Date published: 2012-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wildflower Hill A great read!
Date published: 2011-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book If you have enjoyed Kate Morton or Kristin Hannah's books you are in for a treat with Wildflower Hill. I read it in 2 days between trying to get my garden produce in for the winter, stayed up till 1 AM, couldn't put it down. I won't bother with a synopsis here as it is detailed on the listing for the book. I do highly recommend it & I am writing to the author to tell her I loved it. looking forward to more from her.
Date published: 2011-09-13

Editorial Reviews

By the last satisfying scene, you may find yourself reluctantly parting with old friends who will live on once the cover has closed. Highly recommended.” Historical Novels Review